2024 Summer Bucket List for the Connecticut Mom
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by Shawna
2w ago
Summer is almost here! Once again, we have put together a list of over 50 destinations, activities, and events in and around Connecticut that we think your family will enjoy this season. This year’s Summer Bucket List includes exciting new activities and destinations that have never been featured on our list before, as well as plenty of old favorites ..read more
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3 Inexpensive Kitchen Tools That Will Revolutionize Dinnertime
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by Shawna
1M ago
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, we earn commission on qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Out and About Mom! As a busy mom of three, I’ve embraced the slow cooker as an essential tool for getting tasty meals on the table when I’ve had ..read more
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OAAM’s Favorite Lunch Box Gear
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by Shawna
1M ago
At Out and About Mom, we love finding ways to make outings with your family more fun and less stressful. Sometimes we do that by showing you were to find the bathroom (we’re kinda famous for taking restroom pictures LOL), and sometimes we do that by letting you know what gear to bring (mud alert–pack ..read more
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Kidzone in Manchester
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by Shawna
1M ago
Got an active toddler or preschooler? Well, we’ve found the perfect place to take them! Have you been to the new Kidzone location in Manchester? It’s located in the Stop & Shop shopping plaza on Middle Turnpike West. Finding the entrance is a little tricky because you actually have to drive around to the back ..read more
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Pottery Painting at The Claypen in West Hartford
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by Shawna
2M ago
Pottery painting is one of our favorite family outings. Since our first visit to Glazed in Glastonbury back in 2019, we’ve been hooked! Now, we’ve made it our mission to try out all the PYO (paint your own) pottery studios in our greater Hartford area. Over the summer we branched out with a visit to ..read more
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Maple Sugaring Activities in Connecticut (2024)
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by Shawna
3M ago
One of the things I love about writing this blog is that over the years I’ve grown increasingly aware of the subtle rhythms of New England agricultural life. I know that pick-your-own season officially opens with strawberries in June, that fresh berries and stone fruits start to top pancakes in local eateries in early July, and that corn mazes spring up ..read more
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Pottery Painting at The Firestone in Manchester, CT
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by Shawna
4M ago
January was a really busy month in my house. My oldest son, who plays the violin, had his first solo concert (went well!). My little lady got her first big girl haircut (highly recommend Jackie’s Beauty Bar in Bloomfield for all you curly girls out there!). My middle child added baseball practice to his already ..read more
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Giveaway: TWO family four-packs of tickets to PAW Patrol Live!
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by Shawna
6M ago
Thank you to PAW Patrol Live! for sponsoring this post and providing the tickets for this giveaway. All opinions expressed by this blogger are 100% her own. Today we’ve got a super fun way to kick off the new year! When my boys were small they were absolutely OBSESSED with PAW Patrol. So it’s bringing ..read more
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Out and About Mom’s 2023 Holiday Guide
Out and About Mom
by Shawna
7M ago
Please note: All dates and times are accurate (to the best of our knowledge!) as of publication. However, we strongly encourage you to visit each destination’s website before you go to check for any updates or changes. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we want to be sure you and your family ..read more
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Glow Hartford
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by Shawna
7M ago
Thank you to Glow Hartford for providing my family with complimentary admission to the event for the purpose of writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Over the weekend we were fortunate to be invited to attend Glow Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center. This truly unique holiday event features a massive indoor ..read more
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